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Retro Saturday: Caramelized Garlic Chicken

By Heather Solos | September 6, 2008

Retro Saturday gives us a chance to share a post from the past and spend time with our families. Heather says: This dish is simple and very kid friendly, but is unlikely to recieve approval from either Weight Watchers™ or the Surgeon General. Carmelized Garlic Chicken 1 stick butter 4 garlic cloves – minced or…

This salad is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken or turkey. The pecans, celery, and apple all add flavor and crunch to this chicken salad.

Leftover chicken? Chicken Salad Recipe

By Heather Solos | March 23, 2007

Heather says: This salad is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken or turkey. The pecans, celery, and apple all add flavor and crunch to this chicken salad. Basil and lemon juice add a light touch of flavor.   Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 cups cooked chicken – diced 2 ribs…

This ain’t your grandma’s chicken salad

By Heather Solos | June 20, 2007

Dear Home Ec 101: What’s the best way to cook chicken if you are going to use it in chicken salad? The only ways I know how to cook it- baked, roasted, grilled- don’t seem right for that kind of use. Thanks! ~ Cluckin’ Clueless Heather says: I use each of the methods you list…

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

By Heather Solos | March 1, 2007

Dear Home-ec 101, I brought home a rather large chicken from the deli the other day and now I’m sick of looking at it. What can I do to finish off the meat? -Sprouting Feathers In Sante Fe Heather says: If I were feeling peckish, I’d whip up a batch of chicken noodle soup. One…

Chicken Picante

By Heather Solos | March 11, 2008

Heather says: Way back, a hundred years ago, I used to work for a Spanish restaurant. Yes, Spanish as in Spain. One of our top selling lunch dishes was very simple and not exactly Spanish, it was a variation on fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and sweet peppers. My husband requested this dish so often that…

How to Roast Chicken

By Heather Solos | March 16, 2007

Heather says: Here at Home Ec 101 we get a lot of questions on how to stretch those grocery dollars. One of my personal favorites is to buy a whole chicken. You can get a lot of bang for your buck with one of these, just make sure you don’t buy one injected with anything…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

By Heather Solos | August 2, 2015

 Heather says: Buffalo chicken dip is a favorite around here. It’s also ridiculously simple and worth knowing how to make in case you’re ever invited to a sportsball  potluck type event. Go team go. I’ve had buffalo chicken on the brain recently and I was poking around Plain Chicken -a client from my day job…

Chicken Stock

How To Make Your Own Chicken Or Turkey Stock

By Heather Solos | November 23, 2009

Heather says: Want killer -figuratively, you do keep a sanitary kitchen, right?- dressing, gravy, or mashed potatoes? The secret is in the stock. Before Tom the turkey heads into the oven (or deep fat fryer, just sayin’), remove the neck from the cavity and fearlessly reach up under the neck flap and pull out the…

What Kind of Chicken Should I Buy?

By Heather Solos | March 19, 2012

Heather says: There is an older post (and yes, I really need to retake the pictures) on How to Roast a Chicken here on Home-Ec 101. Over the weekend a commenter asked “What kind of chicken should I buy?” To be very clear, we’re talking about different kinds of chicken for cooking, not different kinds…

How to Butterfly or Spatchcock a Chicken

By Heather Solos | January 26, 2011

Heather says: Did you know there’s a way to increase the amount of crisp skin on your chicken while decreasing the cook time? I tell the truth, you just use a five minute technique called Spatchcocking -that sounds dirty, doesn’t it?- or butterflying and you’ll greatly increase the surface area of your roast chicken. Not…



3 Comments

  1. ajacksonmom on August 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    @HeatherSolos Thanks so much! They look delicious!

  2. HeatherSolos on August 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    @ajacksonmom That sounds wonderful. I just use this technique for dumplings: https://www.home-ec101.com/how-to-make-drop-dumplings/ and drop them into a regular chicken soup

  3. ajacksonmom on August 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We love your chicken pot pie! Thank you for the recipe!! Do you have a chicken and dumplings recipe?

    Small addition to the pot pie: I’ve been adding one boiled egg and one small or med. sized red potato boiled and cut up. Yum!

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